Reviewing the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, one of the best mid-range smartphones of 2021 and stiff competition for the Pixel 4a. While Google's phone boasts superior camera results, the OnePlus Nord 2 serves up strong performance from the Dimensity 1200 chipset. Check out my unboxing for a full tour and here's my thoughts after a week of testing.
Mediatek's platform delivers 5G support across two SIM slots while also handling gaming without stress. I did find the phone got quite hot with hardcore Android titles like Genshin impact, but CODM, PubG etc will run fine for hours. Speed isn't an issue, battery life is also a winner.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G camera hardware can take good looking photos in most conditions, although rivals like that Pixel 4a beat it in strong and low light. I was happy enough with most of my snaps and video however.
Check out my comparison vs the Core Edition (CE 5G) model, and my round-up of the best £400 mid range smartphones in 2021!
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Review Chapters:
0:00 - Less waffle, more review
0:32: - Design
1:49 - OxygenOS & Features
4:00 - Display & Audio
5:34 - Performance & Gaming
6:13 - Battery life
6:49 - Camera
9:36 - Verdict